Preliminary results from across the country indicate that the All Progressives Congress might win 18 or 19 of 29 states where governorship election held Saturday.
On the other hand, the Peoples Democratic Party might win in 10 or 11 states.
Our projection suggests that the opposition All Progressives Congress, which won the March 28 presidential and national assembly elections, will prevail in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, and Kwara states.
Others are Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Sokoto Yobe States and Zamfara states.
By that likely outcome, the PDP appears set to lose Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina and Kebbi to the APC.
The PDP on the other hand will most likely win in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Gombe, Plateau, Rivers and Taraba states.
Imo is difficult to call for any of the parties at this time. Results so far released put the APC ahead, but the PDP may spring a surprise at the end of collation.
If the final outcome of the election stands that way, the APC will be in control of 20 states when two of its states – Edo and Osun – where governorship election did not hold Saturday, are added.
The party will also nominate the federal minister who will govern the federal capital, Abuja.
On the other hand, the PDP will be in control in 15 states, given that it is presently the ruling party in Ondo, Ekiti, Bayelsa and Kogi states, where governorship election did not hold Saturday.
The All Progressives Grand Alliance, remains in charge in Anambra. It appears unable to prevail in Abia where it was projected by some analysts to win.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated to reflect the fact that it is difficult to call Imo for any party at this time. Going by results released so far, the APC is leading.